Ahmedabad is a city that is resplendent with colors, colors that reflect its culture and heritage. Come Navratri and the streets are lined with stalls selling chaniyacholis and oxidized jewelry. Shopping for souvenirs and nick-knish that sum up the essence of the city is a must for every tourist. In Ahmedabad, the real fun is in shopping like the locals or the ‘Amdavadis’ as they call themselves. So, let the fun begin!

Markets that will wow you

Rani niHajiro / MughliBibi’s Tom

Rani niHajiro MughliBibi’s Tom

This market square is lined with shops selling things from antiques to jewelry and fabric, all at a reasonable price. It is one of the best markets for fabric in Ahmedabad where you can find varieties like Ajrakh, Ikat, Mashrushand traditional garbaattire at a steal.

  • Location:Gandhi Rd, ManekChowk, Khadia
  • Timings:11 AM to 11 PM

Lal Darwaza Market

Lal Darwaza Market

A haven for shoppers and ardent bargainers, this market has something for every kind of shopper. It is quite popular asyou can do some affordablesouvenir shopping or buy gifts like curios to carry back home from here.

  • Location – NearLalDarwaza
  • Timings –11 AM  to 10 PM (All Days Open)

Teen Darwaza Market

Shopping like a true Amdavadi involves making your way through the congested streets while keeping an eye out for best prices and for shoplifters who might take an advantage of you being awestruck by the colors in the market. You can put your bargaining skills to test here while you shop for some rustic artifacts that truly reflect the culture and heritage of Ahmedabad.

  • Location: Near Bhadra Fort
  • Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM

Sindhi Market

Make a note of this one for it is a market bustling with shops selling easy on the pocket dresses and sarees. Sindhi Market is one of the oldest clothes markets of Ahmedabad but is still the most popular and the go-to-market of the Amdavadis for their clothes shopping.

  • Location:Revdi Bazar, Kalupur
  • Timings:11 AM to 10 PM

Dhalgarwad Market

Dhalgarwad Market

Shops here are stocked with traditional clothing like kurta pajama, chaniyacholi, traditionalsarees like South cotton sarees, Badhejdupattas and sarees, Jaipuri prints, Kalamkarifabric, hand printed bedspreads, and cotton dress material. The market is packed with people during the wedding and festive season as the quality and collection of clothes here is astounding.

  • Location:Dhalgarwad, Khadia
  • Timings:11 AM to 10 PM

Some Specialty Shops

You have markets in Ahmedabad that sell everything under the sun for the casual shopper, but for serious and focused shopping, you can head straight to some of these shops. Variety, reasonable prices, and excellent service have been the trademark of these shops.that have been serving the locals and tourists for decades now.

Bandhej

As the name suggests, it is the best place to shop for Bandhaniand cotton fabrics in Ahmedabad. This shop dates back to 1985 and is known for its collection of elegant Bandhaniclothes. The shop keeps the latest designs in sarees, dupattas, suits, and skirts.

  • Location:Shree Krishna Centre, Netaji Road, Mithakhali, Navrangpura
  • Timings:10 AM to 8 PM

MangalyaBandhaniSarees

A favorite among the ladies looking for authentic Bandhanisarees, MangalyaBandhaniSarees lives upto their expectations completely. Flawless prints, perfect embroidery, and lustrous fabric make this shop stand out from among the array of shops in the city.

  • Location:21, Abhishree Complex, Satellite Road
  • Timings:11 AM to 9 PM

Deepkala Silk Heritage

This one leans more towards splurge shopping, for this shop sells premier bridal collection including designer ghagras and sarees that come with a steep price tag.

  • Location:Deepkala House, C.G Road, Navrangpura
    Timings: 10 AM to 8.30 PM

Asopalav

The showroom was started in 1975 and since then it has been the favorite of the locals and tourists alike. The shop is known for its designer sareesand dresses.

  • Location:Ratanpole
  • Timings:10 AM to 8 PM

Other must-visit markets and shops in Ahmedabad include Kapasi Handicrafts Emporium, FalguniGrahUdyog, ManekChowk, Fernandes Bridge Book Market, Law Garden Market, and shopping malls on CG road which has CG Square Mall, Super Mall, Shail’s Mall, and Iscon Arcade to name a few. Many tourists visit the city only for shopping and take up accommodations in hotels in Ahmedabad that are located centrally.

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